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This operation had less to do with fighting crime than with advancing a crucial element in Obama's "fundamental transformation of America" -- to wit, the repression of American gun rights. The objective was not to nail Mexican drug lords but to "salt" the Mexican crime scene with guns illegally obtained in the U.S., the way swindlers used to salt worthless mines with gold to gull potential buyers. That way the proportion of American-bought guns confiscated by Mexican police would be high enough to justify that country's constant complaints about the U.S. as a gun source -- and to lay the political groundwork for a future push by the Obama adminstration for more gun control, a prospect first raised by Attorney General Eric Holder on Feb. 25, 2009. See http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=6960824&page=1 for details on the latter.Sep 16, 2011